All About Thoracic Spine and Rib Trouble
Expert articles, effective exercises and advice on thoracic spine and rib problems
Articles on thoracic spine and ribs
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Exercises on thoracic spine and ribs
Together with physiotherapy experts, we have put together a set of simple exercises that you can practice at home or in the office.
Experts Answered on thoracic spine and ribs
last month my doctor found I have a herniated disc and booked me into insurance-covered rehab. Unfortunately, the waiting time is 2 months. What can I do in the meantime? Thank you.
a lot depends on the location and magnitude of the herniation. In general, easy exercise (walking, Nordic walking) can be recommended, to maintain general fitness. I wouldn't recommend running or jogging, which strains spinal discs more than walking. Also try exercises to relax the spine, but never to the point of pain. Exercising too hard can aggravate your condition with shooting pain, pins-and-needles sensations in the limbs, etc. Avoid bending low and major rotation of the spine, which could worsen the herniation. You can find some suitable exercises on this website.
Stabbing pain under shoulder blade
I've had stabbing pain under my right shoulder blade for a week now. It's worst with deep breaths and sneezes. Can you help?
pain under the right shoulder blade that worsens when inhaling and sneezing may be caused by a rib blockage. I recommend visiting an experienced physical therapist or a doctor, who can examine you to identify the cause with certainty and propose treatment. Until then, feel free to try the chest pain and stretching exercise guides here on our website.